Today the question of street children’s lives is left to non-governmental or religious organizations. So we have many uncoordinated projects around the world, which provide case-studies for such kids.
The projects follow one goal of providing better conditions for street children to live, they give them an opportunity to study, work and somehow develop, but in different ways. The main focus still stays on the educational part of children’s lives. One of the projects in The Loreto Day School in Sealdah, India found a way to fight with full classrooms in a very special way - they educate children as teachers, so they can then transfer knowledge to distant areas to teach unschooled.
Another project based in the Philippines present an alternative education, which explains to street children how to live, instead of what to learn.
The important aspect of these educational projects is psychological factors, which should create an environment with hope to live.
The second side of rehabilitation is reinstatement through work. Street children are used to thinking of being exploited instead of working in partnerships. The Atelier Bon Conseil in Togo makes an effort to change it. One more goal the Don Bosco project in Columbia tries to achieve is to create higher self-confidence at work.
Not the least way to contribute the development of street children is, of course, using the streets. It is necessary to create areas there, which will not be associated with a crime and bad influence. For instance, at the Paaralang Pang-tao Project volunteers made a school and theatre workshop.
It is not a full list of methods to avoid bad sides of such a phenomenon, but they explain main problems and solutions.